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Nationals rough up Anderson, cruise behind Strasburg

WASHINGTON -- After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stephen Strasburg (10-10) allowed one run and three hits over a season-high eight innings, and Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-clearing...
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Nationals rough up Anderson, cruise behind Strasburg

WASHINGTON -- After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stephen Strasburg (10-10) allowed one run and three hits over a season-high eight innings, and Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-clearing...
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Washington 8, Arizona 1; 19 August 2014 (Washington 71-53, Arizona 53-73)

Photo Credit: timesunion.com With seven straight wins as of Tuesday morning, the Nationals are the hottest team in MLB. They possess the best winning percentage in the National League. Only the Angels and Athletics in the American League have better winning percentages. Adam LaRoche’s first career walkoff homer kept the good times going at Nationals Park. Arizona, bereft of many...
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Nationals win 8th straight, beat Diamondbacks 8-1

WASHINGTON (AP) After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stephen Strasburg (10-10) allowed one run and three hits over a season-high eight innings, and Asdrubal Cabrera's bases-clearing...
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Nationals Sign Nate Schierholtz

Injuries and inconsistencies have plagued the Washington Nationals outfield of late, a struggling bat in it’s own right has been brought in to perhaps recapture some of it’s old power. Following a designation and subsequent release, right fielder Nate Schierholtz has signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals via the Nationals Twitter page. […]
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Nationals' McLouth (shoulder) out for season

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth is out for the season because of an injured right shoulder. Manager Matt Williams said Tuesday that McLouth will have surgery Thursday for a torn labrum and is expected to recover in time for spring training. Williams says McLouth has had discomfort in his throwing shoulder all season. The symptoms worsened after he dove...
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Nationals Injury Update: Nate McLouth to undergo season-ending surgery

The Washington Nationals announced that outfielder Nate McLouth will undergo season ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, per James Wagner of The Washington Post.The lefty batting McLouth hit .173/.280/.237 in a backup role (162 PAs in 79 games) before being placed on the DL as of August 2. Yesterday, the Nationals signed former Cub Nate Schierholtz, another...
Via MLB Injury News
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Doug Fister stuffs Jayson Werth garden gnome in jersey during rally (video)

The Washington Nationals not only are on a hot streak — winners of seven straight — the team has gone on its recent run by winning some ballgames in spectacular fashion. The Nats have won three consecutive games in walk-off fashion, the most recent being a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in 11 innings. […] The post Doug Fister stuffs Jayson Werth garden gnome in jersey...
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Nationals Find Out D.C. Is a Redskins Town

The Washington Nationals have enjoyed the summer being the talk of town. They hold the best record in the National League at 70-53 and the biggest division lead in the NL, as well. Between bobbleheads, garden gnomes, and a team winning fans have come out in droves to witness what appears to be a magical season for the Nationals. So what gives with the empty seats at Nationals Park...
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Adam LaRoche's walk-off homer (Video)

Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 4: Ho-hum, just another walk-off win for the Nats. Three straight walk-off wins, 7 wins in a row and rolling... The welcoming committe at home plate was pretty great: ...as was Jayson Werth's special hug for LaRoche (Vine via @JWerthsBeard): (Screencap via MLB.com/MASN video)
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Washington 5, Arizona 4, 11 Innings; 18 August 2014 (Washington 70-53, Arizona 53-72)

Photo Credit: zimbio.com Yet another night, yet another walkoff. Adam LaRoche continued his hot hitting by smashing a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the eleventh. It was Washington’s third straight home walkoff win.  Washington has now won a season-high seven straight games. Five of those were one-run decisions. A fast-paced game that saw only one run combined in the...
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Just Doug Fister with his Jayson Werth Garden Gnome

Meanwhile, in the collar of Doug Fister's shirt... (Screencap via MASN)
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REPORT: Judge Rules For Orioles In MASN/Nationals’ Payment Dispute

Photo Credit: dryicons.com On Monday, the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Barker reported an judicial decision that affects the business relationship between the Nationals and Orioles. New York Supreme Court Judge Lawrence Marks granted the Baltimore Orioles an extension of a 7 August temporary restraining order that blocked an arbitration decision that would grant the Nationals $20M before...
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REPORT: Nationals Sign Schierholtz To Minor-League Deal

Photo Credit: sports.yahoo.com   On Monday, the Nationals tweeted this announcement:   The #Nats have agreed to terms with OF Nate Schierholtz on a Minor League contract. Schierholtz will be assigned to Triple-A Syracuse. — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 18, 2014   Jeff Todd of MLBTradeRumors.com reported how Scheirholtz can potentially fill a void left by Nate McLouth’s...
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Nationals sign OF Nate Schierholtz to Minor League contract

The Washington Nationals announced they have signed outfielder Nate Schierholtz to a Minor League contract on Monday. The #Nats have agreed to terms with OF Nate Schierholtz on a Minor League contract. Schierholtz will be assigned to Triple-A Syracuse. — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 18, 2014 Schierholtz was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 6. The...
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WATCH: Pirates fan rides tidal wave of emotions during loss

During Sunday night’s Pirates-Nationals game at Nationals Park, the Root Sports cameras kept cutting to a young Pirates fan in the front row that experienced a vast array of emotions during the evening. He went from anger, to sadness, to elation, and back to utter depression when Scott Hairston’s walk off sac fly ended the game. Poor guy. We’ve all been there before. It’s alright, buddy.
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Dramatic Pirates fan was star of the game with the Nationals

During Sunday night’s Pirates-Nationals game at Nationals Park, the Root Sports cameras kept cutting to a young Pirates fan in the front row that experienced a vast array of emotions during the evening. He went from anger, to sadness, to elation, and back to utter depression when Scott Hairston’s walk off sac fly ended the game. Poor guy. We’ve all been there before. It’s alright, buddy.
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Washington Nationals 2014 Draft Class Stats Update (8/18)

Throughout the season, we will periodically update you on the 2014 Washington Nationals draft class.  We have assigned certain stars to draft class members off to Here is the first update. C Jakson Reetz (3rd round):  Assigned to GCL Rookie League.  He has played in 33 games and is 24 for 86 at the plate.  Reetz has 6 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 home run.  He has scored 17 runs...
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Asdrubal Cabrera's incredible behind-the-back flip (Video)

Among the highights of Walk-off Weekend for the Nats: Asdrubal Cabrera's incredible behind-the-back flip to Ian Desmond to start a double play in the top of the 8th inning on Sunday. Video above, enjoy it over and over again. Meanwhile, it seems Nats fans (on Twitter) are still trying to settle on a nickname for Cabrera. We're not sure he'd be thrilled with "ASSCAB...
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Great Scott! Hairston delivers walk-off sac fly (Video)

Nationals 6, Pirates 5: Walk-off weekend! Ho hum, just another walk-off win for the Nats. Jayson Werth comes off the bench to help save the day, Scott Hairston delivers walk-off sac fly in the 11th after Rafael Soriano imploded in the 9th. Walk-off weekend, indeed: #Walkoff!! #WalkOffWeekend pic.twitter.com/1KxluAv75u — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 18, 2014
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Watch: Asdrubal Cabrera’s behind-the-back throw to start double play

Your browser does not support iframes. Asdrubal Cabrera is proving to be a great pickup by Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. Cabrera has fit right in at second base next to Ian Desmond. He has made a series of web gem plays, but none may have been more impressive than his behind-the-back throw to Desmond to start a 4-6-3 double play in the eighth inning. Cabrera was able to get...
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Late Comebacks Help Nats to Sweep

After turning a two-run deficit into a two-run lead, the Washington Nationals (69-53) saw closer Rafael Soriano cede three runs in the ninth, but the Nats were able to tie the game and walked off in the 11th to claim another comeback win and a series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates (64-60), 6-5. Despite the great result, the Nationals gained no divisional ground over their past...
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Washington Nationals: If the postseason started today

Currently, the Washington Nationals sit six games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, and a trip to the postseason is certainly not guaranteed. However, for all intents and purposes, we will assume they get there. When the postseason begins, Washington faces some difficult questions, how will Matt Williams respond in his first year of managerial duty? The first...
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Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
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Another Walk (Off) @ The Park

Another walk off, another three game sweep…. it’s becoming habit at Nationals Park, where Washington outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in eleven innings. The Nats used a three run seventh inning to take a 4-2 lead into the ninth. Closer Rafael Soriano was summoned to close things out, but when all was done, the Pirates held a 5-4 lead going into the home half of the ninth...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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